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iPhone apps for law students....

Postby studebaker07 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:32 pm

Did a search on the forums for different law school-related apps that are available for the iPhone but couldn't find anything useful.

Has anyone used the Law in a Flash applications for the iPhone or touch? Are they useful?

What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.

Just want some opinions before I shell out the $40 a so (yikes!)

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby lmb » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:41 pm

did you search on the iPhone itself under "law"? You'll find the apps by the law pod (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; Federal Rules of Bankruptcy; Federal Rules of Evidence and the U.S. Constitution). I have no idea if they're useful or not (i'm like a -1L), but they're only 99 cents, so you're not out a lot of money if they suck.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby edmoser » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:45 pm

I downloaded one of the federal rules applications. I'd recommend just sticking with the books. I thought it'd be easier to just bring a small ipod to class rather than the larger book, but the problem that you run into is that you don't see all of the provisions around the one you're looking at, so there are things you'll miss b/c you can't see the provision right next to the one you're looking at that may be more relevant.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby studebaker07 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:58 pm

lmb wrote:did you search on the iPhone itself under "law"? You'll find the apps by the law pod (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; Federal Rules of Bankruptcy; Federal Rules of Evidence and the U.S. Constitution). I have no idea if they're useful or not (i'm like a -1L), but they're only 99 cents, so you're not out a lot of money if they suck.


No I just did the search on iTunes under the apps section of the store. I don't have the newest iPhone, still running on 2G but I am picking up a new phone next week when they update.

I am checking the iTunes store right now from my computer and I notice that there are some 0.99 apps, but those are mainly references. I am guessing the higher price for the law in a flash applications is because they are full-fledged study guides??

edmoser wrote:I downloaded one of the federal rules applications. I'd recommend just sticking with the books. I thought it'd be easier to just bring a small ipod to class rather than the larger book, but the problem that you run into is that you don't see all of the provisions around the one you're looking at, so there are things you'll miss b/c you can't see the provision right next to the one you're looking at that may be more relevant.


Thanks for the heads up. I wonder if blacks law dictionary would be helpful? I mean, if there are a lot of things missing from the dictionary, then it is kind of pointless.

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Postby angiej » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:00 am

I have a blackberry storm, does anyone know of any apps that are supported by this device?

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Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:08 pm

studebaker07 wrote:
lmb wrote:did you search on the iPhone itself under "law"? You'll find the apps by the law pod (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; Federal Rules of Bankruptcy; Federal Rules of Evidence and the U.S. Constitution). I have no idea if they're useful or not (i'm like a -1L), but they're only 99 cents, so you're not out a lot of money if they suck.


No I just did the search on iTunes under the apps section of the store. I don't have the newest iPhone, still running on 2G but I am picking up a new phone next week when they update.

I am checking the iTunes store right now from my computer and I notice that there are some 0.99 apps, but those are mainly references. I am guessing the higher price for the law in a flash applications is because they are full-fledged study guides??

edmoser wrote:I downloaded one of the federal rules applications. I'd recommend just sticking with the books. I thought it'd be easier to just bring a small ipod to class rather than the larger book, but the problem that you run into is that you don't see all of the provisions around the one you're looking at, so there are things you'll miss b/c you can't see the provision right next to the one you're looking at that may be more relevant.


Thanks for the heads up. I wonder if blacks law dictionary would be helpful? I mean, if there are a lot of things missing from the dictionary, then it is kind of pointless.


I consulted Black's one time during 1L year, while I was working on a brief.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby angiej » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:08 pm

dood wrote:
angiej wrote:I have a blackberry storm, does anyone know of any apps that are supported by this device?


fail. :wink:


yeah, in all honesty I would love an iphone, but my firm gave me the option between a storm and a curve, and my personal plan is through Verizon. :cry:

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby Duffman » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:36 pm

studebaker07 wrote:What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.



Duffman says: Newsflash! Nobody carries around Black's Law DicTTTionary.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby jmaxgunn » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:10 pm

Duffman wrote:
studebaker07 wrote:What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.



Duffman says: Newsflash! Nobody carries around Black's Law DicTTTionary.


Except a third of the 1Ls I've seen in class.

I find the dictionary app pretty useful since it's a lot faster than flipping through the paper version or waiting and waiting and waiting for the Westlaw website to load.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby hefferlump » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:48 pm

I don't think you need Black's at all, but I will admit to having a FRCP application, which has actually turned out to be dead useful when study group would be meeting and everyone had forgotten their copy of the book. Oh, and you should definitely have a copy of the Constitution on that puppy, which I do consult when I want the exact wording while reading and haven't got my pocket copy handy. I think I have the application "Our Rights," which was free and also has the Declaration, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby Duffman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:32 pm

[/quote]

Duffman says: Newsflash! Nobody carries around Black's Law DicTTTionary.[/quote]

Except a third of the 1Ls I've seen in class.

I find the dictionary app pretty useful since it's a lot faster than flipping through the paper version or waiting and waiting and waiting for the Westlaw website to load.[/quote]

Duffman dominates his TTT and never cracks Black's Law DicTTTionary!

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby amputatedbrain » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:01 am

I know this thread is necro, but I'm resurrecting it because I wanted to know the answer to this, imagine others will too, and found a great link to share (and this thread is the top result when you google Iphone Apps for Law Students).

http://www.businessinsider.com/law-stud ... pps-2010-2

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby bigmnstyle » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:23 pm

Anyone else find anything??

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Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:39 pm

0L disclaimer

Check out one called "lawstack." Its really just a list of the federal rules of evidence, civil procedure, the constitution, etc. But it seems like it could be helpful in a pinch.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:28 am

betasteve wrote:
studebaker07 wrote:Did a search on the forums for different law school-related apps that are available for the iPhone but couldn't find anything useful.

Has anyone used the Law in a Flash applications for the iPhone or touch? Are they useful?

What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.

Just want some opinions before I shell out the $40 a so (yikes!)

I love having blacks on my iphone. Plus, you get pronunciations. I mean, really, how would you say certiorari correctly without it?

Incorrectly?

Edit: I'd just say cert, which is exactly how I say it now with Black's on my iPhone.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby macattaq » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:54 pm

betasteve wrote:
studebaker07 wrote:Did a search on the forums for different law school-related apps that are available for the iPhone but couldn't find anything useful.

Has anyone used the Law in a Flash applications for the iPhone or touch? Are they useful?

What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.

Just want some opinions before I shell out the $40 a so (yikes!)

I love having blacks on my iphone. Plus, you get pronunciations. I mean, really, how would you say certiorari correctly without it?


With a hard C for traditional Roman Latin, a soft s-like c for modern bungled Latin.

As to OP's question, iStudiez. Shit is bomb.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby bigmnstyle » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:41 pm

anything for the computer that is helpful as well?

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Postby macattaq » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:43 am

bigmnstyle wrote:anything for the computer that is helpful as well?


Yeah, my suggestion is a great text-to-speech program, because you obviously don't know how to read.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby bigmnstyle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:30 pm

Sounds interesting... where can I get it? How about something we haven't heard about by typing in best iphone apps for law school in a google search?

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby sumus romani » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:48 pm

macattaq wrote:
betasteve wrote:
studebaker07 wrote:Did a search on the forums for different law school-related apps that are available for the iPhone but couldn't find anything useful.

Has anyone used the Law in a Flash applications for the iPhone or touch? Are they useful?

What about the black's law dictionary app? Seems like a great resource to have in a small device like the iPhone which can be easily consulted. Wayyyyy easier than lugging around the thick book version.

Just want some opinions before I shell out the $40 a so (yikes!)

I love having blacks on my iphone. Plus, you get pronunciations. I mean, really, how would you say certiorari correctly without it?


With a hard C for traditional Roman Latin, a soft s-like c for modern bungled Latin.

As to OP's question, iStudiez. Shit is bomb.


Yeah, one of the things I love about Latin is that pronunciation has varied so much over time and place that any way you say it is correct in a sense. 'C' has been pronounced as an 's', 'k' and 'ch' by completely fluent speakers at various times and places.

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Postby findlayswimmer28 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:09 pm

My husband used the Law in a Flash app and really liked them. The convenience of having the whole box of cards on the iPod Touch was really nice. No matter where he was, he would take the Touch with him so that if he was waiting at say a doctor's office, he could get some studying time in.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby clint4law » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:53 pm

interesting thread.

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Re: iPhone apps for law students....

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:45 pm

clint4law wrote:interesting thread.


you are terrible at the internet




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